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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
69 8/13/2020 5:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message My PBM:
CA Aoba => Saipan
CV Shokaku => Ulithi

To you, file sent
68 8/13/2020 5:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File sent, PBM?
67 8/13/2020 5:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Gili Gili A/N: 26/2 => CA Kent sunk, SS Bde takes Gili Gili
66 8/13/2020 5:49:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
3


Message from Allies:
Intercept without reaction:

A. Gili Gili A/N
Jap=26 vs All=3*
65 8/13/2020 5:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
IDR<=7?
64 8/13/2020 2:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #25: 3 / Operation KA: Battle for the Eastern Solomons
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Allied Tactical Confusion: US aircraft carrier naval units have their attack strength reduced by 2 for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
JP7
***
Event

HQ: SS Truk
Log: 2+4=6

1,2) CA Aoba, SS Bde Guadalcanal => Gili Gili (A)
3) (18 Jap) Tokyo => Guadalcanal (SR)
4) ED Jap Tokyo => Eniwetok
5) 3SN Bde Vogelkop => Biak (ASP 7/7)
6) CV Shokaku Truk sup.(A)

IDR<=7

A. Gili Gili A/N
Jap=26 vs All=3*

A. Gili Gili Gr
Useless

To you, file sent
63 8/13/2020 12:46:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #47: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
AL6
+++
Event

WIE 0 to +1

File sent, to you!
62 8/12/2020 4:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
JP6
***
Me too

No file, to you
61 8/12/2020 3:50:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
AL5
+++
Card to FO

No file, to you!
60 8/12/2020 1:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message My PBM:
CVL Ryujo back in Batavia

File sent, to you, have a good evening!
59 8/12/2020 1:10:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Dutch Air EAMs to Singapore, to you for PBM!
58 8/12/2020 1:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Tjilatjap Gr: 27/5 => Java Div dies, no loss for you
57 8/12/2020 1:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

7
5


Message from Allies:
A. Tjilatjap Gr
Jap=27(-2) vs All=6
56 8/12/2020 1:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Tjilatjap A/N: 6/4 => no losses
55 8/12/2020 1:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

6
4


Message from Allies:
Intercept but no reaction...

A. Tjilatjap A/N
Jap=6* vs All=7*
54 8/12/2020 1:00:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Allies:
IDR<=6?
53 8/12/2020 4:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #83: 2 / Invasion of Java: Battle of the Java Sea
Activation: South HQ only Logistic Value: 4 Long Lance Torpedoes: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
JP5
***
Event

HQ: South Saigon
Log: 1+4=5

1,2) Kor, (16 Jap) Batavia => Tjilatjap (A)
3) CVL Ryujo Batavia Sup.(A)
4) (28 Jap) Palembang => Bangka
5) 3SN Bde Sarong => Vogelkop

IDR=6

A. Tjilatjap A/N
Jap=6* vs All=7*

A. Tjilatjap Gr
Jap=27(+0) vs All=6

To you, file sent, have a good day!
52 8/11/2020 11:34:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File sent, have a nice day!
51 8/11/2020 11:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
AL4
+++
OPS

Indian Railways reach Jarhat
50 8/9/2020 4:31:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message My PBM:
21AF Kendari
CV Shokaku Truk

The others stay

To you, file sent, goodnight!
49 8/9/2020 3:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message File sent.
Have a nice Sunday!
48 8/9/2020 2:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Kendari A/N: 14 hits => (DD US Asia) sunk
47 8/9/2020 2:58:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
B. Kendari A/N
Jap=14 vs All=N
attack only
46 8/9/2020 2:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Soerabaja A/N: autowin, (CA US Asia) sunk, 1SN takes ground
45 8/9/2020 2:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

0


Message from Allies:
Intercept without reaction
A. Soerabaja A/N
Jap=26 vs All=2*
autowin, (CA US Asia) tries critical hit before sinking
44 8/9/2020 2:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
IDR<=7?
43 8/8/2020 3:36:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #59: 3 / Central Force: Conquest of Borneo
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
JP4
***
Event

HQ: SS Truk
Log: 2+5=7

ParÓ on Kendari

1) 21AF Davao => Batavia, att. Soerabaja (A)
2,3) CA Nachi, 1SN Bde Davao => Soerabaja (A)
4) 3SN Guam => Sarong (ASP 6/7)
5,6) CA Aoba, SS Bde Rabaul => Guadalcanal
7) CV Shokaku Tokyo => 3018h, att. Kendari (B)

IDR=7

A. Soerabaja A/N
Jap=26 vs All1*

A. Sorabaja Gr
Useless

B. Kendari A/N
Jap=14 vs All=N

To you, file sent

Have a good weekend!


42 8/7/2020 1:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No reaction card => all combats are autowin.

AL3
+++
Pass 2/2

File sent, to you!
41 8/6/2020 2:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
JP3
***
Event

HQ: Yamamoto Kure
Log: 3+3=6

1) 1SN Aparri => Davao
2) (28 Jap) Bangkok => Medan (A) (ASP 2/7)
3) (17 Jap) Hong Kong => Balikpapan (B) (AS P3/7)
4) (25 Jap) Khota Baru => Palembang (C) (ASP 4/7)
5) (19 Jap) 2913h => Tarakan (D) (ASP 5/7)
6) (35 Jap) Shanghai => Bangkok (SR)

No IDR

A,B,C,D Gr
Jap=9(+4) vs All=1

To you, file sent
40 8/6/2020 7:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message AL2
+++
Pass 1/2

File sent, to you!
39 8/3/2020 4:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message The rest is ok.
I will send a file with the corrections.

My PBM:
22AF Saigon
21AF Davao
23AF Miri


Anyway, if you want to change something in your reaction, feel free to do it.


38 8/3/2020 4:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message CA Exeter dies, again
37 8/3/2020 4:10:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
C. Rangoon A/N
Jap=52 vs All=N
36 8/3/2020 4:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message 2108h A/N

(FE Air) flip
35 8/3/2020 4:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
B. 2108h A/N
Jap=10 vs All=7*(rolled 1)
34 8/3/2020 4:02:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Ciao Beda, and happy to see you enjoyed your Game Con, as usual!

A little mistake: you didn't see that 25AF supported 2108h and not Rangoon. I'm going to correct
33 8/2/2020 11:27:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message My PBM:
FE Air back to Dacca
File sent, have a good evening Nando!
32 8/2/2020 11:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Kwai Bridge North Gr: ?/12 => 1B IN Div leaves, 15th Army flips
31 8/2/2020 11:23:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Allies:
B. Kwai Bridge North Gr
1B IN Div will leave this game but tries to roll a 9 before:
30 8/2/2020 11:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Kwai Bridge North A/N: 2 hits => no effect on 15th Army
29 8/2/2020 11:20:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

1


Message from Allies:
Combats A and C are autowin, (3rd IN Corps) + CA Exeter removed.

B. Kwai Bridge North A/N
FE Air tries to roll a 9:
28 8/2/2020 11:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Very good offensive, my respect!

Intercept, SEAC HQ activates 1+3=4 units:
1) CA Exeter Dacca - Rangoon (C)
2) FE Air Dacca to Mandalay, defend Kwai Bridge North (B)
27 8/2/2020 11:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
IDR<=8?
26 7/24/2020 1:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #50: 3 / Ha-Go: Burma Offensive
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air and ground units may be activated.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
JP2
***
Event

HQ: South Saigon
Log: 1+6=7

1) Kor Jap Seoul => Batavia (SR)
2) 38 Jap Kuala Lumpur => Kuantan (A)
3) 15 Jap 2109h => 2108h (B)
4) 25AF Kure => Bangkok, sup.(B)
5) 23AF Taihoku => Bangkok, att. Rangoon (C)
6) 21AF Tainan => Bangkok, sup.(C)
7) 22AF Saigon => Bangkok, sup.(C)

IDR<=8

A. Kuantan Gr
Jap=18 vs All=5

B. 2108h A/N
Jap=10 vs All=N

B. 2108h Gr
Jap=20 vs All=6

C. Rangoon A/N
Jap=52 vs All=N

File sent, to you!
25 7/24/2020 6:56:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #21: 3 / Operation Cartwheel: Breaking the Bismark Barrier
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
AL1
+++
Event

SEAC HQ activates 1+4=5 units:
1) AVG Air Rangoon - Calcutta - Madras
2) 1st IN Corps Imphal to 2007h
3) (66th CH Army) Kunming to 2007h
4-5) (5th) + (6th) CH Army Kunming to Rangoon

File spedito
24 7/24/2020 5:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message My PBM:

CVs => Miri
CV Zuiho => Rabaul
3AD => Davao

The others stay

To you, file sent, have a good weekend!
23 7/24/2020 5:24:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message To you for PBM, have a good Friday Nando!
22 7/24/2020 5:22:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message C. Manila A/N: 23/7 => CL Dutch flips, (FEAF) down
21 7/24/2020 5:21:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

0
8


Message from Allies:
C. Manila A/N
Jap=90 vs All=7*
20 7/24/2020 5:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message B. Kuantan A/N: 22 hits => 3rd IN Corps flips
19 7/24/2020 5:19:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Allies:
B. Kuantan A/N
Jap=22 vs All=N
attack only
18 7/24/2020 5:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message A. Batavia A/N: 6*/1 => DD US Asia flips + ENMs to Kendari, (16th) takes Batavia
17 7/24/2020 5:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
5


Message from Allies:
A. Batavia A/N
Jap=6 vs All=2*
16 7/24/2020 5:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Allies:
No effect besides card draw 1/3
15 7/24/2020 5:13:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
X-Craft attacks BB Kongo
14 7/24/2020 5:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #78: 1 / Submarine Attack: British X Craft Attack Singapore
Play during an offensive before the beginning of the combat phase, or at the conclusion of the Offensive if no battle hexes are declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Japanese lose one naval step (Allies chooses, can eliminated a unit). 8-9: No Effect. The target naval unit must be inactive and in a non-Japanese Islands port hex. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Intercept without reaction, but this submarine raids in Cam Ranh...
13 7/24/2020 4:16:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
IDR<=8?
12 7/24/2020 3:45:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #47: 3 / VADM Kondo: Conquest of the Dutch East Indies
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 7 Float Plane Tactics: Japanese CA naval units add 2 to their attack strengths for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
JP1
***
Event

HQ: SS Truk
Log: 2+7=9

1,2) CVL Ryujo, (16 Jap) Davao => Batavia (A) (ASP 1/7)
3) 5AD Clark Field => Jitra, att. Kuantan (B)
4) CVL Zuiho Davao att. Manila (C)
5,6) CV Soryu, CV Akagi Tokyo => 3112h, sup.(C)

Now Manila and Singapore OOS

7,8) 3AD, 4AD Nagoya => Aparri, sup.(C)
9) 1AD Tokyo => Clark Field, sup.(C)

IDR<=8

A. Batavia A/N
Jap=6 vs All=2*

A. Batavia Gr
Jap=9 vs All=N

B. Kuantan A/N
Jap=22 vs All=N

C. Manila A/N
Jap=90 vs All=7*

To you, file sent
11 7/23/2020 12:42:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message My Special ENM:
CA Exeter Dacca
CL Dutch Manila
DD US Asia Batavia
(CA US Asia) Soerabaja
CA Kent Gili Gili

File sent, good luck!
10 7/23/2020 11:51:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Now working on the new file, maybe sent in 30 minutes or so...
9 7/23/2020 8:09:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message When I opened the file there were two options - join in as observer or as referee, I think taking a new file is the best way to go on...
Ciaoooooo!
8 7/23/2020 5:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Beda, I have a problem. In my files I'm the Allied player, and not the Jap. Do you know a way to change our sides? I have the only option to be Referee or observer, not Jap.
If not possible, this afternoon I will setup another initial file.

Sorry, I've tried to use another file I have...
7 7/23/2020 5:15:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Wow, I'm happy you're back on the battleground, before any expectation!
6 7/22/2020 9:53:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message C'mon let's twist again!
:-))

This module is much different from the one we used before, lots of new buttons...

Ready for JP1!
5 7/22/2020 9:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 5 cards.

4 7/22/2020 5:48:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message There are 2 initial setup file.

My first offensive will follow
3 7/22/2020 5:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

NOTE: Using 'Historical Opening' option.

2 7/22/2020 5:30:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 12 to 11
1 7/22/2020 5:12:00 AM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message I've put in our file a setup with all the cards in the right place (I hope).
I've recorded your EAM and I'm ready to start.

Thanks again, Beda!

... and have fun!

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